If you want to become enlightened, there are certain things that are pretty much necessary to follow in order for you to really move deep into the enlightened state. Regardless of your spiritual path or beliefs, if you follow these 5 steps to become enlightened, you will be well on your way.

The first step to become enlightened is shaktipat. Also knows as Kundalini Shakti, Deeksha or Grace, shaktipat is the spiritual energy that awakens you to enlightenment.

Although spiritual practice and meditation is important if you want to become enlightened, ultimately it is this spiritual energy that awakens you to enlightenment. When this Shaktipat becomes awakened in you, you may feel this energy as bliss, or love or peace. Simply by allowing your attention to remain in that bliss, the Shakti purifies your energy channels and awakens you into your natural enlightened state.

The main way you receive shaktipat is through an enlightened master, one who has reached such a high state of enlightenment that they radiate shaktipat. Just by sitting with them, this spiritual energy is awakened in you and enlightenment happens.

But there is also a way you can receive shaktipat through sound which we will talk about at the end of this article.

The second step in becoming enlightened is purification. Proper diet and exercise is most important. You have to bring you body into a very balanced and pure state. If you are drinking alcohol, taking drugs, eating junk food, your body will be busy fighting all of these toxins and will remain unbalanced. You want to eat pure foods, lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, food that nurtures the body and mind.

The third step to become enlightened is spiritual practice. Some form of meditation is usually the main practice, but prana (breathing) exercises, chanting, yoga can also be quite beneficial. It is important to keep an open mind, to try the different spiritual practices that are talked about by various enlightened teachers and see what works for you.

The fourth step to become enlightened is discipline: to find the spiritual practices that you find beneficial and do them every day. It helps to do them at the same time every day also. I like to get up early, go for a run, do yoga, prana exercises, puja and chanting and then meditate before I do anything else. And then I meditate again before dinner and again before I go to bed.

You should follow what works for you, but keeping a disciplined routine builds the energy. If you want to become enlightened it is important to build this energy and not let yourself fall into laziness and distractions. In my experience the idea of just “doing whatever you feel like doing” does not work. It only leads to depression and imbalance. Certainly, you should have time to have fun. But keeping this discipline will help keep you in an enlightened state of awareness.

The final step to become enlightened is surrender. Once, through purification, shaktipat and meditation that spiritual energy current is powerfully moving through you, all that is left is surrender, to allow your experience to be as it is. To accept yourself as you are and allow yourself to feel what is here, to feel it as sensation. Although discipline is very important, you come to the point where you have to surrender trying to do enlightenment, because as said before, it is the shaktipat that awakens you to enlightenment. Once you feel the shakti as a constant in your life, you surrender to it, you allow it to do its work. You allow yourself to dissolve into bliss.

The other way to receive shaktipat is through sound. There is some very special meditation music that emits shaktipat, so simply by listening to the music, this spiritual energy is awakened in you and helps you become enlightened. It means you can be anywhere, listening to the music on your CD player or mp3 player and the shaktipat of the music will be awakening you into bliss.

You can read more about this shaktipat music and hear free samples by visiting the “Spiritual Awakening Music” link below.

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